Friday, September 6, 2013

Visions of Ecstasy (1989)

Director: Nigel Wingrove

Writer: Nigel Wingrove

Composer: Steven Severin

Starring: Louise Downie, Elisha Scott, Dan Fox

More info: IMDb & WikipediA

Plot: Sister Teresa has, well, visions of ecstasy; one with a strung-up nun and the other with Jesus while he is nailed to his cross.


My rating: 7/10

Will I watch it again? Probably not.

Part of the Nunsploitation Project (July & August 2013). Click here for more naughty nun insanity!

At 19 minutes and not a single word spoken, this film will still offend just about anyone who 'believes'.

I think we all get the point.  Ahahahahahahaha.  That's really all there is to it.  There is a little bit of nudity but what makes it erotic and interesting, besides the continuously slow movements by the actors, is Steven Severin's Dead Can Dance-ish score.  It works very well and it's easy to relax and lose yourself to the film.

Some interesting info from the IMDb trivia: The film was rejected for a UK certificate by the BBFC on the grounds of possible blasphemous libel. After an appeal failed the distributor took the case to the European Court of Human Rights in 1996 to consider whether the existence of a law of blasphemy was consistent with Freedom of Expression rights. The original BBFC decision was upheld and, until 2011, this remained the only film banned in the UK on the grounds of blasphemy. On January 31 2011, the BBFC lifted the ban and instead gave the film an 18 rating.

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